Sunday, October 13, 2013

Entertainer Etiquette 101

Etiquette seams not to exist anymore when it comes to many entertainers in the industry; or really has it ever. In recent months, we have seen a public display of violence towards paparazzi from Justin Bieber and Kanye West just to name a few, with results of injuries to others, and full blown disrespect and videos going viral on the web (Justin Bieber nightclub attack). We can ask ourselves, who’s their security? Why are the paparazzi getting so close to them? Or we can just make the assumption that the paparazzi should respect these entertainers, because they deserve their privacy. WRONG! It’s their job. So how should an entertainer act in public? I mean, they only have fans as young as 2-years old recognizing their songs and they need to be positive while in the limelight.

When looking up proper etiquette for entertainers, I came across something that is extremely true, and it’s a golden rule for anyone. As a person, whether an entertainer or not, you have your reputation to protect, you have an image to maintain. When people see you for the first time, they remember the impression you left on them; make it a good one. Many times an artist, forgets this golden rule of life, and tends to go about doing things their own way. Doing so is why we constantly hear about them in the media doing the unbelievable, or what is made to be unbelievable because of who they are (Kanye West - Excuse me Taylor).

Regardless, entertainer or not, there is a right and a wrong way to handle yourself when you are looked up to by different individuals. There are no solutions that I can provide, but I can give advice and it’s to watch your surroundings! You never know who will be there to record your ridiculous antics and whose blog site you will be put on next!

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